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  • Mobile app aims to build support in the face of online harassment

    ISLAMABAD: A mobile application designed to help women and marginalised groups facing online harassment was launched on Wednesday...

    Titled Muavin, the application is available on Android devices and seeks to explore community-based solutions to online harassment, including sexual harassment, incitement to violence and hate speech...

  • Online Urdu thesaurus, mobile app launched

    LAHORE: The first online Urdu thesaurus and its free mobile app were launched here on Saturday...

    Its database and mobile app have been developed under the technical guidance of Dr Awais Athar whose research works revolves around natural language processing and information retrieval...

  • Mobile phone firms facing a competitive, saturated market

    The mobile phone companies, for example, saw their subscriber base grow by a handsome 15pc from over 114m people to 132m in the first 10 months of the ongoing financial year...

    But this encouraging spike in the number of consumers using mobile phones and mobile broadband services notwithstanding, the telecom firms continue to struggle for survival in the country’s highly competitive market...

  • Police's anti-mobile phone snatching unit arrests two shopkeepers from Karachi market

    Police and Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) Monday conducted a joint raid in the electronics market situated in Karachi's Saddar area and claimed to have arrested two "facilitators of street criminals," said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mohammad Farooq Awan...

    Awan, head of the Anti-Mobile Phone Snatching Cell, said in a press conference that the raiding team detained two shopkeepers and seized multiple devices from...

  • Non-custom paid mobile phones being unblocked in market: PTA

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Wednesday conceded that even after implementation of its new mobile phone registration mechanism, non-custom paid mobile phone sets were being unblocked in the black market through stolen identities...

    He said non-custom paid handsets were being unblocked in the black market for Rs2,000 to Rs3,000, which could have earned the exchequer more than Rs30,000...

  • Money Market: SBP injects Rs90bn into market

    LAST week, the State Bank of Pakistan conducted two open market operations and pumped a cumulative Rs90bn into the banking system...

    According to the weekly Statement of Affairs of the State Bank of Pakistan for the week ended Jan 29, 2016, currency notes in circulation decreased to Rs3,093...

  • Online hotel booking in Pakistan ‘set to grow’

    Speaking at the launch of the report, Jovago Managing Direc­tor Nadine Malik said Pakistan’s hospitality industry is set to grow in the years to come and the explosion of e-commerce will help the country’s potential as a tourist destination...

    Citing World Travel and Tour­ism Council data, she said that visitors to Pakistan are ex­pected to grow to two million by 2020...

  • Online guide published to encourage sustainable business in Pakistan

    KARACHI: “The reason why Pakistan suffers from rampant child labour is because the definition of a child varies to suit the needs of a few...

    Once it is universalised, then only will we be able to eradicate this social evil,” said Karamat Ali, executive director of the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler)...

  • Pakistan to get its first online registry for heart stents

    The Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP) has launched the country's first ever "Online National Registry for Cardiac Stent”, in a move that aims to bring greater transparency to the process of planting heart stents...

    Today, having launched the online registry for stents, a DRAP official while speaking to Dawn...

  • UK online snooping against Pakistan ‘alarming’

    ISLAMABAD: Digital rights activists and lawmakers appear equally concerned by recent claims that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) gained access to Pakistan’s Internet Exchange under its computer network exploitation (CNE) — or hacking — operations...

    The revelations, made by journalists Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman in a recent article for The Intercept, indicate that by using vulnerabilities in ‘Cisco...

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